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Category: architecture

04/28/14 11:11 - ID#58944 pmobl

Darwin Martin's gargoyle face

(e:Paul) told me he heard at Sameer's party that the gargoyles on the 800 West Ferry condos are really Darwin Martin's face. According to the Buffalo Architecture Index it is true.

Original owner Darwin R(eidpath) Martin was the son of Darwin D. Martin of Larkin Company fame. This apartment house served as an investment -- and as 2-floor penthouse living quarters for Martin and his second wife, Laura Brasnell. As an investment, it was unsuccessful because of the Depression

I guess if you're rich and build something like that you can put your face in whatever concrete you want.

I remember always trying to get into this building in high school with no luck. It seems so crazy nice, and its so out of place. I'll have to befriend someone who lives there one day.
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Category: health

04/28/14 11:02 - ID#58943 pmobl

The plague again

I can't believe (e:Paul) and I are sick I've been sick three times since new years which is more than I have been in forever. I am so done with it.

Anyways Saturday I though I was hungover from Mickey's but I must have been sick because I slept and sweat nearly the whole day. The little I did do was watch TV and movies with Paul and (e:terry). It was kind of relaxing and I didn't want to move, but mentally I still had that itch. It helped a bit when I took a bath with Paul but somehow I murdered my back on the tub faucet.
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Sunday I felt slightly better. I got us a Vicks humidifier from Walgreen's which despite the plastic construction didn't smell too cancery and not at all in the steam - BPA free hopefully? Paul has turned the dining room into a rainforest. Later I made him go on a death march with me to the coop since it was so nice and we were out of food. We kept time, contact, and exposure to the bare minimum so hopefully we didn't infect anyone. I got to practice programming the rest of the day and watch more dumb TV.
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This house on our walk was still decked out for easter

Today I feel almost 100% but still a bit swollen with a sore throat. I think tomorrow I'll be done with it.

The worst part is that its been nice out, and we missed Matt and Kim, the Mile in Her Shoes run, the Jungle Gym and playing outside. Terry has been lucky and escaped with his superhuman immune system, so at least he has been able to do stuff. Ein bisschen jelly.

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Category: friends

04/28/14 10:36 - ID#58942 pmobl

Ch√Ęteau Harmon

Friday (e:terry) and I headed over to Mickey's for his housewarming party. His apartment is in the amazing white building with the big porches and columns on Colonial Circle. (e:Paul) was sick although I didn't feel it yet, so we were free to live it up at cat-infested parties for a night.

It was a really nice place, but Terry and I became recluses in the back nook with (e:Robert), Jenn, Callie and her boyfriend. Robert made this dangerous blackberry punch, and cucumber sandwiches.

On the way there and back Terry and I had most of our conversation auf Deutsch. I'm really happy with the progress I'm making in speaking German lately. He made bean dip at home but I fell asleep before it was even ready.

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Category: buffalo

04/27/14 01:34 - ID#58937 pmobl

Buffalo's newest tower


Not the Delaware North building. They've been building this at South Park and Michigan for over a month now. Its right next to the NFTA rail depot.

It's not a real building, just a marine grade plywood shell with nothing inside. The lot used to be a tiny grassy corner. It seems weird to be some sort of replica light house, because its definitely inland and nowhere near the actual harbor. I doubt it's anything historic because they're using vinyl siding on it and the old DL&W terminal used to cover this. What could it possibly be?

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Category: bikes

04/23/14 12:53 - ID#58931

Skyway/naked bike rides - nsfw

Bike month is almost here.

So the rumors were true, there is going to be a ride on the skyway on May 31st (the day after Buffalo's only critical mass).
It's kind of expensive at $40 a pop for GOBike members but it's a really good fundraising idea. I'm planning on volunteering, if anyone else wants to, it gets you on the ride and a free beer.
You can sign up here.

If only we could get a www.worldnakedbikeride.org in June. It sounds ridiculous but I feel like it'd be so fun. Henry from GoBike said there might be one. Maybe I should start a facebook event for it - if we have enough people you can't be arrested right?

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Category: holiday

04/23/14 12:19 - ID#58930

Dyngus day

Monday (e:paul), (e:terry) and I went out to Dyngus day celebrations with Emily and Lindsay.
We headed to the main area outside of the Central Terminal. Note for the future: you probably can find a wrist band in the trash heap/ground. I guess it's for the Central Terminal so maybe a good cause?
Although it came up on google - Paul didn't think so - (e:paul,38839)

The polka band was awesome in a weird way. I can't picture dancing to that music any other time but it was a good time. (e:Paul) got hit on by a married man, we found a ground beer, the weather was perfect and the crowd was so sloppy-energetic.

It does seem a little weird that the whole region flocks to the city's most forgotten neighborhood just once a year to get loud and drunk, and then never comes back. I wonder how the residents feel about it?

Afterwards Emily left but we all headed to DBGB's. The was free food but it was only sausage and pasta - blech. We danced a little more before walking home actually just at midnight so I got to sleep.

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Prost! (don't know what poles say)
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The only polish person got pussy willowed
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Someone was flying this helicopter with a camera on it - I want to fly one
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Some girl and her pink flamingo
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I want to post this one picture of Lindsay but she'd kill me.
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Kyoot

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Category: birthdays

04/21/14 12:39 - ID#58929

Weekend of birthdays

After the programming job, (e:paul), (e:terry) and I rode our bikes over to Sameer and (e:yesthatcasey) for Sameer's birthday party. The party was amazing and so was the paneer masala, this lemon angel-food style cake, and the company. I met a few of (e:Paul)'s coworkers.

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Afterwards, (e:flacidness) and his cousin came over to hang out with Terry, while (e:paul) fell asleep in front of the fire. I headed out to Hardware for Catherine's birthday. It was some artvoice thing that night, and it was so packed with bros we didn't stay very long.

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Carrie, Lindsay and I got some Lloyd's. My burrito was so hot it made me start crying. I had to stop at 7-11 for water. We were hung out at Lindsay's but we accidently woke up her mom.
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Saturday night (e:xandra) came over to celebrate her birthday. (e:czarkasms) brothers even came over. It was a good time but I was so tired, I had to take a napchen pretty early.

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Paul and I left for a bit to take (e:Mike) home after his daydrinking ended with a tireslashing.

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Category: programming

04/21/14 12:31 - ID#58928

CSV Writer

Friday night (e:paul) and I finished a quick PHP script for Meredith and one of her clients. Basically she wanted to call a script that took a specific SQL query and have the results placed in a CSV file, with a log of successes and failures.

Writing the initial version of the script was straight forward logic-wise, although I did have some trouble connecting to a Azure MSSQL server. After the database was changed to a MySQL database, it worked perfectly.

Then I sat down with Paul and we worked on making it object oriented, fully commented and documented, completely abstracted and reusable. It was really satisfying to take something simple like that and flesh it out fully. The auto-PHPdocs are really cool. I've gotten paid for programming jobs before but that was probably the cleanest job I've worked on.

I really want to work on more freelance type scripting jobs now that I have a better idea of how to setup a good workflow.

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Category: holiday

04/20/14 11:14 - ID#58926 pmobl

Easter dinner


Easter dinner was amazing. I went home to my parents, where we had so many friends and relatives over.

There was a bunch of delicious Lebanese food like taboleh and spinach pies. We had cake to celebrate 314 years of birthday.

My mom got me an easter basket - Ill try and keep the candy addiction away.

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Category: health

04/20/14 01:50 - ID#58919

Premature liver spots


What is this? I don't know. Liver spots? Huves? these spots were not here before. (e:tinypliny) where are you?

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